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Wanderlust…

In a normal year airline suppliers from around the world would be converging on a convention centre for the IFSA Expo this month. As we all know, those plans have changed and we will have to visit San Diego another time. For this month’s blog, (in lieu of exotic, work related travel – and if […]

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Go Plastic Free in July … and Beyond

This month celebrates Plastic Free July®; a key campaign from the Plastic Free Foundation, a global not-for-profit organisation that educates and helps millions of people to be part of the solution to plastic pollution. The Plastic Free July initiative provides resources and ideas to help everyone reduce plastic waste. From small plastic-free swaps at home, […]

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BioFibre by John Horsfall

Introducing BioFibre, by John Horsfall; a naturally sustainable alternative to traditional airline non-wovens. BioFibre by John Horsfall is made with reclaimed waste-wood, using a clean, chemical-free process; this soft, lint-free material is an environmentally friendly, responsible choice for economy class disposables. It offers our customers the reassurance of a single-use hygienic product, without compromising on […]

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Taking Comfort

In all areas of life, we humans inherently harness the power of textiles to comfort, reassure and relax. It’s natural and often subconscious, but for textile designers it’s the key to our creative process. At John Horsfall, as with many other workplaces, office staff are working from home at present. It is a strange situation […]

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Ways to work from home

Home from Home

We ask some of the John Horsfall team about how they’re finding ways to work from home so far …   Ellie – Business Development Manager Where are you? At the Kitchen Table, in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, UK. Who else is there? My Husband is also working from home, he has his ‘office’ in the living room. […]

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20 years of ISO certification

Dedicated to quality management – two decades on

Last month brought ‘ISO’ auditors to our UK HQ for their annual visit and we passed with flying colours, again! We can now say officially that we’ve had ‘ISO’ for 20 years. This is really great news. Achieving 20 years of continual certification is very much a team effort and we all feel very proud […]

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Heimtextil 50th Anniversary Textile trade show 2020

Heimtextil 2020: Exhibition Notes

A key date in the John Horsfall Calendar is the Heimtextil show – this year showing from 7th to 10th January 2020. One of the main events for the Textile industry starts off the calendar year bursting with new interior textiles, creative designs and innovative trends. Every year retailers, wholesalers, designers, decorators, architects, hotel outfitters […]

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Chinese New Year dragon

What is Chinese New Year?

Chinese New Year is a major holiday in China. It’s also celebrated worldwide in regions and countries with significant overseas Chinese populations. The festival has strongly influenced lunar New Year celebrations in China’s neighbours, including the Korean New Year, the Tet of Vietnam, and the Losar of Tibet. Emma, from John Horsfall’s China office, has given us an idea of how her family will […]

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Eco-friendly blankets

Eco-friendly innovations

If you subscribe to Onboard Hospitality, this month you’ll read a bit about the new eco-friendly production measures adopted by John Horsfall. The magazine investigated innovative airline supply companies who are developing more eco-friendly products. Positive partners: Eco-friendly products Product designers and textile engineers are turning their attention to packaging-free and added-value design detail to […]

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Retro phone

The Original John Horsfall

CAN I SPEAK TO JOHN HORSFALL PLEASE? Every week we have calls to the office from people asking to speak to John Horsfall. Unfortunately we can’t put them through – John hasn’t worked at the office for some time! We have a long history within the British textile mill industry and it all started with […]

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